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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 BR + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

If you want privacy, serenity, a private natural swimming pond, and an awe-inspiring view of a glacier, then you will feel right at home at this log house in the picturesque Squamish River valley. The Squamish River valley is off the beaten path between Vancouver and Whistler, with only about one hour to Vancouver and 45 minutes to Whistler. The valley is a broad, sunny oasis of lush cottonwood and alders in the flat valley bottom surrounded by steep slopes covered by ancient cedar, hemlock and fir. The mountains precipitously rise over 8000 feet to culminate in snow and ice-clad peaks of the Tantalus Range.

The cabin is nestled on a high terrace on five private tree covered acres. Depending on the season your arrive at the log house you will encounter a plethora of colorful ornamental trees, flowering magnolias, roses, lavenders, Japanese maples in beautiful oranges and reds, Persian perogias, beeches and many other tree species. The large surround deck features a pergola in which you can hoist a hammock and swing yourself to sleep in the lull of a nearby waterfall.

In 2013 we built a natural swimming pond and regeneration pond. This technology that has been developed in Europe uses natural filtration in which water is circulated through a volcanic filter substrate and then pumped back into the swimming pond via a 2 m high waterfall. Both ponds are surrounded by some 200 water plants which provide further water quality improvements. There are no chemicals in the water and it thus feels like swimming in a mountain lake. It also requires a minimum of maintenance.

The log house has 3 bedrooms total, an upstairs loft and two downstairs with two bathrooms. There is a wood burning sauna in its own separate log cabin. Unlike many log homes, this one has been designed to let a maximum of light filter into the cozy wood interior with 4 skylights, large picture windows and oversized tilt and turn windows in all four directions. You can heat the house with baseboard heaters, or better yet, by lighting a fire in an Austrian style ornamental tile fireplace. In 2012 we installed a floor heating system. Water is heated up in the fireplace in a heat exchanger. Once a critical temperature is reached, the water is pumped underground through insulated Pex pipes. When you have the fireplace roaring, you'll eventually hear a creaking and that means toasty toes.

The cabin is child-friendly though children will have to be supervised when playing outside because of bears (black bears), and cougars (never seen one but they exist), plus there are large boulders that are not to be climbed by children.

As of March 2013 there is a 12 m x 5 m fenced-in unheated natural swimming pool (no chemicals). A small play cabin is located in front of the house for 1-5 year olds and by March 2011 there will also be a tree house 7 feet above the ground.

Besides simply relaxing you have the entire spectrum outdoor activities at your feet. You can hike to a beautiful waterfall, some 8 km up valley, swim in Alice Lake while gazing at the Mount Garibaldi volcano. A 20 minute drive will bring you to the Squamish Chief, Canada's foremost rock climbing Mecca, or you can kite surf in Howe Sound known for its never ending winds. You can ride your mountain bike on the vast trail system that Squamish has to offer from beginner to extreme. A 40 minute drive will bring you to Callaghan valley, the cross-country and biathlon centre for Whistler. Another 10 minutes will bring you to the foot of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, where you can enjoy skiing from November until June. If you prefer canoeing, you can start right in Pillchuck Creek which borders the property and paddle a romantic creek to the broad meandering Squamish River that winds its way through untouched wilderness towards the ocean. Or go wild water rafting or kayaking on the wild Ashlu and Elaho Rivers. For anglers, the Squamish and Mamquam Rivers are famous for their salmon runs, with hundreds of bald eagles amassing in the fall to get their share of the protein.

A fifteen minute drive will get you to Brackendale where you can buy groceries or enjoy a hearty meal in a restaurant. Whatever your hearts delight, you will be sure to find it here.

Keywords: Lodge, Wilderness Resort, Finca, Casa De Campana, Blockhaus, Blockhuette, Cabin

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2016


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Squamish, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Point of Interest
Log Cabin

wilderness hiking, tenting


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Squamish, British Columbia

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High Season Summer
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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